Bug 732869 - (CVE-2011-3191) CVE-2011-3191 kernel: cifs: signedness issue in CIFSFindNext()
CVE-2011-3191 kernel: cifs: signedness issue in CIFSFindNext()
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 730354 732471 732870 732873 733154 737482 748683 761363
Blocks: 732735
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Reported: 2011-08-23 22:22 EDT by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2016-11-08 11:26 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-10 04:23:52 EDT
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-08-23 22:22:05 EDT
The name_len variable in CIFSFindNext is a signed int that gets set to the resume_name_len in the cifs_search_info. The resume_name_len however is unsigned and for some infolevels is populated directly from a 32 bit value sent by the server.

If the server sends a very large value for this, then that value could look negative when converted to a signed int. That would make that value pass the PATH_MAX check later in CIFSFindNext. The name_len would then be used as a length value for a memcpy. It would then be treated as unsigned again, and the memcpy scribbles over a ton of memory.

Fix this by making the name_len an unsigned value in CIFSFindNext.



Red Hat would like to thank Darren Lavender for reporting this issue.
Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-08-23 22:30:14 EDT

This issue affects the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1386.html, https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0010.html. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates.
Comment 13 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-10-02 23:07:07 EDT
Upstream commit: 9438fabb73eb48055b58b89fc51e0bc4db22fabd
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2011-10-20 13:28:37 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2011:1386 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1386.html
Comment 15 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-10-24 23:54:11 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 748683]
Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2011-11-22 11:50:21 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1465 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html
Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2012-01-10 15:16:16 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2012:0010 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0010.html

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